Prenticeana; Or, Wit and Humor in Paragraphs

Prenticeana; Or, Wit and Humor in Paragraphs

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1860 edition. Excerpt: ...more liquor a man drinks the thirstier he grows. Like a craft left by the tide upon the beach, he gets high and dry. it T ANDLORD, you do me too much honor; you let me--sleep among the Big Bugs last night." "Oh, don't be too modest, my dear lodger, I doubt not they have your own blood in their veins." "TJUSBAND, I wish you would buy me some pretty-EL feathers." "Indeed, my dear little wife, you look better without them." "Oh, no, sir; you always call me your little bird, and how does a bird look without feathers?," don't be proud," said a couple of silly young v roysterers to two gentlemen; "sit down and make yourselves our equals." "We should have to blow our brains out to do that." QEVERAL graceless fellows have written their names upon the tomb at Mt. Vernon. Ah, ye miscreants, the world would rather see your names upon your own tombs than upon Washington's. AN Indiana paper says that a scientific farmer in that State has succeeded in obtaining a grain, seeming to partake equally of the nature of wheat and barley. He must have used a cross-grained process. ii "yOU'LL kill yourself, smoking so much, husband." J-"Indeed, wife, I must use the weed." "Oh, very well, I guess I shall have occasion for weeds myself, pretty soon." H TT-A.VE you ever seen a mermaid, commodore?" "I've-U-seen a good many fish-women, madam." 1I"EN could afford, like grasshoppers, to spend the whole A summer in singing, if, like grasshoppers, they needed no food in winter. H TTTHY don't you ask your sweetheart to marry you?" ' "I have asked her." "What did she say?- "Oh, I've the refusal of her."----FEROCITY is sometimes...show more

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  • Paperback | 70 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 141g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236524713
  • 9781236524713